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Rheinberger, Josef Gabriel Josef Gabriel Rheinberger
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
(1839 - 1901)
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Rheinberger, Josef Gabriel: Mass in F Minor for Pipe Organ & Strings

Mass in F Minor for Pipe Organ & Strings
Opus 159
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger

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Composer :Josef Gabriel RheinbergerRheinberger, Josef Gabriel (1839 - 1901)
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Violin, viola, cello, harp, organ

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Josef Gabriel RheinbergerMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Date :1889
Copyright :Public Domain
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 – 1901) was an organist and composer, born in Liechtenstein and resident for most of his life in Germany and showed exceptional musical talent at an early age. When only seven years old, he was already serving as organist of the Vaduz parish church, and his first composition was performed the following year. In 1849, he studied with composer Philipp M. Schmutzer in Feldkirch, Vorarlberg.

The stylistic influences on Rheinberger ranged from contemporaries such as Brahms to composers from earlier times, such as Mendelssohn, Schumann, Schubert and, above all, Bach. He was also an enthusiast for painting and literature (especially English and German).

In 1877 he was appointed court conductor, responsible for the music in the royal chapel. He was subsequently awarded an honorary doctorate by Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. A distinguished teacher, he numbered many Americans among his pupils, including Horatio Parker, William Berwald, George Whitefield Chadwick, Bruno Klein and Henry Holden Huss. Other students of his included important figures from Europe: Italian composer Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, and German composers Engelbert Humperdinck and Richard Strauss and the conductor (and composer) Wilhelm Furtwängler. See: List of music students by teacher: R to S#Josef Rheinberger. When the second (and present) Munich Conservatorium was founded, Rheinberger was appointed Royal Professor of organ and composition, a post he held for the rest of his life.

He was a prolific composer. His religious works include twelve Masses (one for double chorus, three for four voices a cappella, three for women's voices and organ, two for men's voices and one with orchestra), a Requiem and a Stabat Mater. His other works include several operas, symphonies, chamber music, and choral works. His seventeen mass settings with opus numbers are distinguished by their great variety: there are works for equal and mixed voices, smaller masses for a cappella choir or with organ accompaniment, and finally two major compositions for solo voices, chorus and orchestra. The latter include the Mass in C major op. 169, in which Rheinberger succeeded in exemplary fashion in reconciling the demands of restoring church music with his personal style. One of the most beautiful unaccompanied masses of the 19th century is his Mass in E flat major op. 109 (Cantus Missae) for two four-part choirs, for which Rheinberger was honored by Pope Leo XIII with the Order of St Gregory. Its special character derives from his drawing on the compositional techniques of classical vocal polyphony in combination with functional harmony, and expressive, cantabile part-writing. The masses for equal voices also include works of exceptional sonorous beauty and high compositional quality, such as the Masses in G minor op. 187 and F major op. 190.

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Although originally scored for Chorus (SATB) and Chamber Orchestra, I created this Arrangement of the Mass in F Minor (Opus 159) for Pipe Organ & Strings (2 Violins, Viola, Cello & Bass).
Added by magataganm the 2019-09-23

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